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Old 12-04-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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caulking tile backsplash--he sprayed something on the caulking then used his finger


ok so I have done boat loads of caulking in a lot of places and I used different techniques for different applications...sometime I use tape if i need to get really good results or when I'm using different colour caulking.

So anyway a friend of mine got her backsplash done and she told me that it was amazing to see the guy do the caulking part...and it came out amazing and was done in 2 seconds.

she said that he applied the caulking and then sprayed something on it..then when over it with his finger and he was done.

what did he spray on it?

This sounds amazing....i don't think this makes a difference but this was in switzerland.

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if it was silicone caulking he might have used soapy water.
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This method is used by counter top installers to get a perfect small bead of silicone---

The spray that I find works best is 'Greased Lightning'---409 also works---

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ok that explains it. The ting is I don't have any of those products here in Canada but it seems to me that a degreaser is the key...also i actually found a thread on caulking...and it has this tip too....but instead of degreaser they use soapy water.

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Any soapy household spray will do it----I bet that you do have Greased Lightning up there--

Depot and Menards have it here as well as Walmart---
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dish soap and water in a spray bottle, and a popsicle stick.

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